Substance Abuse Therapist Resume Samples

A Substance Abuse Therapist will support people who have issues in drug and alcohol, eating disorders, and other behavioral problems. The roles and responsibilities consist of teaching the clients mechanisms of coping with the issues to help them search suitable jobs to restart their careers as well as providing periodic updates. He or She meets patient family members to provide them guidance and care on their issues. Other duties of the position comprise talking with the patients to assess their health and substance problems, identifying them, and creating treatment goals and plan accordingly.

The educational qualification mandatory for this post is a high school diploma or certified in any standards of education is considered equally good. For technical aspects, a candidate must get a pass in the license exam. Substance Abuse Therapist Resumes give more details on skills like formatting DAP to address the behavior of maladaptive and supporting feedbacks from the client-side.

Substance Abuse Therapist Resume example

Substance Abuse Therapist Resume

Objective : As a Substance Abuse Therapist to assess, treat, and coordinate the care of adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.

Skills : Crisis Intervention, Therapy Sessions, Psychosocial Assessments.

Description :

    1. Worked closely with the supervisor to pilot the Substance Abuse Treatment program for individuals involved.
    2. Developed close relationships with community referral sources by providing monthly progress reports and conferences on call as required.
    3. Completed Assessment, Individual, Family, and Group Therapy as appropriately identified in the Treatment Plan.
    4. Trained new clinical staff. 
    5. Developed client treatment plans based on research, clinical experience, and client histories.
    6. Conducted chemical dependency program orientation sessions.
    7. Participated in case conferences or staff meetings.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Masters In Social Work


Substance Abuse Therapist Resume

Summary : Seeking the position of Substance Abuse Therapist, to provide initial treatment planning for patients based on assessment and coordinate any additional services needed and revise as necessary and maintain documentation of therapy services provided to each patient.

Skills : Trauma-Informed Treatment, Substance Abuse Treatment, Crisis Intervention, Experiential Group Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Interventions.

Description :

    1. Completed and maintained accurate records or reports regarding the patients' histories and progress, services provided, or other required information.
    2. Counseled clients or patients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes.
    3. Coordinated counseling efforts with mental health professionals or other health professionals, such as doctors, nurses, or social workers.
    4. Reviewed and evaluated clients' progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans.
    5. Interviewed clients, reviewed records, and conferred with other professionals to evaluate individuals' mental and physical condition and to determine their suitability for participation in a specific program.
    6. Provided mental health and substance abuse treatment for male, female, adult, and juvenile non-violent offenders to reduce recidivism.
    7. Coordinated and taught classes for the adult females as well as the youthful females.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Associate In General Educatuion


Substance Abuse Therapist Resume

Headline : To provide a motivational and educational approach to those in need, and take advantage of the opportunity to combine work experience and professional development to enhance me as well as others in need of structure or guidance.

Skills : Anger Management, Clinical Documentation, Patient Care.

Description :

    1. Provided mental health and substance abuse services for both adult and juvenile clients.
    2. Acted as a Primary conductor of substance abuse evaluations and assessments to determine the level of treatment need for clients.
    3. Responsible for substance abuse program evaluation and development to be in line with State requirements for substance abuse treatment.
    4. Performed training of staff members took place through staff meetings, team retreats, and on an individual basis as requested.
    5. Conducted education and level I group substance abuse services for adults and level outpatient groups for juveniles with an emphasis on evidence-based practices.
    6. Offered individual psychotherapy for first-time non-violent adult felony offenders.
    7. Assisted in supervising staff who were seeking certification in the addictions field through individual and group supervision. 
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
MS In General Studies

Substance Abuse Therapist Resume

Headline : Substance Abuse Therapist highly skilled at delivering psychotherapy to adult and adolescent clients, couples, families, and groups within outpatient and inpatient settings. To conduct thorough assessment and treatment planning and builds strong, effective therapeutic relationships.

Skills : Clinical Counseling, Microsoft Office, Supervisory Experience.

Description :

    1. Provided individual clinical assessment of consumers utilizing assessment data to support DSM IV-TR substance abuse diagnosis.
    2. Provided effective clinical assessment of the consumers. 
    3. Utilized assessment data to support a DSM-IV-TR substance abuse diagnosis.
    4. Involved in weekly staffing and case consultations. 
    5. Provided clinical services for an outpatient behavioral health program.
    6. Assisted the agency to increase their census by providing services and meeting cultural needs.
    7. Responsible for: Conducting bio-psychosocial assessments on adolescents and adults for substance abuse services.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
MSW In Social Work

Substance Abuse Therapist Resume

Objective : To obtain a Substance Abuse Therapist position in a mental health field working with adults or children struggling with substance abuse and mental illness. A driven and successful individual with the knowledge needed to ensure the success of any company I am to become a part of.

Skills : Program Development, Communication Skills, Client Care.

Description :

    1. Coordinated assessments schedule and provide services to mandate and self-referred clients. 
    2. Coordinated and taught substance abuse classes to inmates.
    3. Interviewed inmates and did individual counseling and group counseling.
    4. Arranged and supervised AA and NA meetings.
    5. Taught Orientation classes to all youthful offenders.
    6. Coordinated Open House for inmates and families for two years. 
    7. Provided substance abuse counseling to opiate-dependent patients to collect social, education, economic, and vocational information for an assessment.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MA In Counseling

Substance Abuse Therapist Resume

Objective : As a Substance Abuse Therapist would like to obtain a position with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals that works towards a common goal of helping individuals achieve wellness in mind, body, and spirit.

Skills : Counseling Skills, Teaching Skills, Management Skills.

Description :

    1. Acted as Recreation Director as well as acting Unit Manager and acting Case Manager.
    2. Interviewed clients, reviewed records, and conferred with other related professionals for further course of counseling treatment.
    3. Interacted with clients' families by scheduling counseling sessions for family members to help them understand, deal, and support the client.
    4. Monitored, evaluated, and recorded patient progress against the objectives of treatment.
    5. Modified treatment depending upon the status and progress of the client.
    6. Referred patients to other community resources for treatment and rehabilitation.
    7. Planned and conducted programs to educate clients and helped them overcome social difficulties, improve health, and prevent addiction.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Master In Art Of Counseling

Substance Abuse Therapist Resume

Objective : Interested in obtaining a Substance Abuse Therapist position that utilizes my various skills and allows me to learn and grow in my profession. To initiate the development of programs to help youth develop and implement valuable life skills, establish goals, and persevere through adversity.

Skills : Action Planning, Conflict Resolution, Empathy.

Description :

    1. Provided and coordinated a wide range of rehabilitation counseling and case management services to individuals with substance abuse issues.
    2. Facilitated anger management and substance abuse groups at the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
    3. Planned and implemented follow-up care for individuals by referring them to secondary treatment centers. 
    4. Provided individual and group psychotherapy for patients with substance use disorders.
    5. Assessed and provided treatment for veterans with addictions and mental health issues.
    6. Performed assessments to diagnose substance abuse/ substance dependence.
    7. Provided on-call support for staff and patients.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MS In Rehabilitation Counseling

Substance Abuse Therapist Resume

Objective : To continue providing mental health services to individuals and families. 30 years of experience working in mental health. Extensive leadership experience in mentoring and counseling; facilitated both individual and group therapy for college students, women, youth, and families.

Skills : Listening Skills, Social and Communication Skills, Boundary Setting.

Description :

    1. Facilitated substance abuse groups for clients in the Residential 1 program and Residential 4 program for clients in long-term residence.  
    2. Provided individual, couples, and family counseling to adults with substance and/or mental health.
    3. Conducted Intake Assessments for both substance abuse and mental health clientele, and counseled adolescents and adults.
    4. Conducted group therapy and educational presentations with voluntary and court-ordered clients in an outpatient substance abuse program. 
    5. Oversaw the treatment and rehabilitation of residents in accordance with treatment plans, unit philosophy, and program policies and procedures.
    6. Conducted a written evaluation of patterns and trends of Client discharges, planned, and unplanned.
    7. Demonstrated the ability to identify normal adolescent problems.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Doctoral In Organizational Leadership

Substance Abuse Therapist Resume

Summary : To secure a Substance Abuse Therapist position with a well-established organization with a stable environment that will lead to a lasting relationship in the field of counseling/therapy. A career that will enable me to use my strong organizational skills, educational background, and ability to work well with people.

Skills : Critical Thinking, Clinical Supervision, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Description :

    1. Responded with therapeutic interventions to disorders such as Anxiety, Depression, Schizophrenia, and Bipolar.
    2. Identified verbal and non-verbal cues for potential aggressive behaviors and applies de-escalation techniques to situations.
    3. Differentiated between acute and chronic problems.
    4. Conducted clinical processing groups daily.
    5. Completed individual counseling sessions.  
    6. Provided substance abuse treatment for detox and short-term residential program for clients from a large variety of cultural backgrounds.
    7. Managed a full caseload of clients and responsible for case management duties.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BS

Substance Abuse Therapist Resume

Summary : To secure a full-time, permanent Substance Abuse Therapist position in management or supervision; serving a population of adolescents and their families. To utilize creative problem solving and management skills to provide an environment for growth and emotional wellness of the population served.

Skills : Crisis Intervention, Behavior Analysis, Stress Management.

Description :

    1. Worked remotely with a methadone clinic and suboxone providers.
    2. Facilitated individual, group, and didactic sessions. 
    3. Completed substance abuse treatment plans and all necessary paperwork. 
    4. Conducted assessments and created treatment plans for male inmates admitted to Communicare New Beginnings Substance Abuse Program.
    5. Community provided therapy group settings and individual settings with the goal of encouraging a healthy, addiction-free lifestyle for each client.
    6. Collaborated with community services and resources to find ongoing support, safe places to live, jobs, and other support for clients.
    7. Advised addicts and alcoholics on how drugs or alcohol affect special health considerations such as pregnancy, mental health conditions, or chronic health.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
MSW In Social Work